Create Jobs provides new routes into the arts and creative industries for young people living in Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Working in partnership with A New Direction, the programme aims to bring more 16–24 year-olds from these boroughs into the creative sector, diversifying the workforce and providing beneficial experiences for both employers and job-seekers. We believe that the knowledge, enthusiasm and drive that local, young people can bring to the creative industries can be as useful, and sometimes more so, than an academic qualification. We don’t believe that people should have to work for free to get ahead. Create Jobs make it easier for employers to take on young east Londoners by shortlisting candidates, offering support and advice and helping them to access wage incentives. It provides a framework to ensure a successful experience on both sides, with follow up visits and feedback. Create Jobs underpins all of our work and we aim to provide opportunities for young people in the form of work placements, mentoring, apprenticeships or paid internships on all of our projects. Find out more about Create Jobs. Create Jobs is delivered by A New Direction in partnership with Create.